REPORT: Ocasio-Cortez makes request on Manafort being sent to Rikers Island

JUNE 5, 2019

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sided with imprisoned former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort saying he should be released from solitary confinement — though he is not currently in solitary confinement.

“Paul Manafort is being sent to solitary confinement in my district – Rikers Island. A prison sentence is not a license for gov torture and human rights violations. That‘s what solitary confinement is. Manafort should be released, along with all people being held in solitary,” the New York Democrat said.

The article goes on to state the following:

Manafort, 70, who was convicted last year of financial crimes, is set to be sent to Rikers Island to serve a federal prison sentence.

Ocasio-Cortez comment was in response to New York Times article outlining how Manafort could be sent to Rikers jail in New York where he could be put in solitary confinement.

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